Nokia might be targeting rival companies with the rumored launch of its new VR assistant Viki
For those who don’t know, Nokia is finally making its highly-anticipated comeback in the smartphone market. The latest developments suggest that the former tech giant plans to comeback aggressively. Interestingly, the latest rumors suggest that Nokia is already testing a new virtual reality (VR) software which is designed to compete with the likes of Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) Siri and Microsoft Corporation’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Cortana.
According to a new report from GSMInfo, the Finnish company aims to reclaim its former glory days with the launch of a new voice-activated VR assistant, currently dubbed as Viki. The same source has reported that Nokia officials have already filed for a patent regarding a new voice-activated VR assistant named as Viki. Also, GSMInfo has strongly hinted that this upcoming voice-activated VR software will be incorporated in Nokia’s upcoming flagship smart devices.
Even though, Nokia has remained very secretive regarding its highly-anticipated comeback in the smartphone market but recent speculation suggests that the company plans combine its data sources with digital knowledge, to create a highly-efficient voice-based interface for its upcoming smartphone projects.
Unfortunately, there is currently no additional information regarding Nokia’s upcoming VR software. Not only has the company so far failed to provide the tech world with a possible launch date regarding Viki, but the company has not even clearly mentioned in its patent filing whether Viki is a voice-activated VR assistant or not. However, the present details are currently pointing in such a direction.
Hence, the likes of Apple and Microsoft will undoubtedly be watching over their backs ahead of Nokia’s long-awaited comeback in the smartphone market. Stay tuned for more developments regarding the possible release of a new virtual reality assistant in the market